10 Feb 2019 Australian Robert Whittaker will defend the championship belt in the middle weight category bout against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 234. Edition Online-bookmakers.ru prepared forecast on the winner, and the opinion of our specialists will help make a winning bet in the bookmaker and cash in on it.
Fight Whittaker vs Gastelum very interesting from the point of view of better, because in this game there is no definite favorite. Bookmaker Bovada accepts bets on the victory of the Whittaker coefficient of 1.4, and Gastelum - 2,75.
Analysis of the fight Whittaker vs Gastelum.
Whittaker last time unlucky: he has damaged the ligament of the knee in the UFC 213 in 2017, and then because of illness he had to refuse to participate in the UFC 221. Having made it to the oktagon 9 June 2018 against Yoel Romero, Robert broke his arm, however, the judges awarded the victory Whittaker.
Whittaker has spent 24 fights in MMA, 20 of them ended with the victory - 9 knockout or technical knockout, 6 submicron and 5 by decision. Now on account of the Aussie's impressive winning streak: he won 8 fights in a row, the last defeat Robert suffered in 2014, Stephen Thompson knocked out.
Gastelum, won last 2 fights against Ronaldo Souza (decision) and Michael Bisping (the knockout). Calvin was the winner of season 17 sports reality show The Ultimate Fighter in the Middleweight division. However, a career he started in the UFC in the Welterweight weight class.
In the UFC, Gastelum held 12 fights, he scored 9 wins and suffered 3 defeats. In 3 fights he won by knockout or technical knockout, 3 - submicron and 3 - the decision of judges. In 2017 ToElvin defeated Vitor Belfort, however, the result of the match was cancelled because of the blood of Gastelum found the metabolites of cannabis.
Whittaker will win over Gastelum.
Both fighters have great striking technique, but they lack knockout power, so the possibility of finishing the fight with a knockout is extremely small. Gastelum last won submisson in 2014, and Whittaker and that later - in 2011. From this we can draw the following conclusions:
- The battle will mainly take place in the rack.
- The winner will be determined by the decision of the judges.
In our opinion, the winner of the bout will be the defending champion Robert Whittaker. The only concern is the health of Robert: damage to the knee joint and a broken arm is a pretty serious injury, from which it is extremely difficult to recover. That is why the odds on both fighters is not much different.